Virtual walk along Odessa: Part 6
On the way back along the Potemkin stairs you can go by the funicular tram that is free and continue its way to the end of the Primorsky Boulevard, where the Vorontsov Palace, and hotel Londonskaya, another architectural decoration of Odessa is located.
The palace is interesting because it was built in different architectural styles, with the overall impression of lightness and grace. An integral part of the Vorontsov Palace serves Colonnade belvedere, which offers wonderful views of the bay
If you go by the Vorontsov Palace of Vorontsov lane, you can see, at first glance, ordinary houses of old buildings, but if you stand in the right place and look at the corner of the building at a certain angle, then before you will be a real flat house!
From the belvedere of the Vorontsov Palace we are going to Tescha's bridge (The bridge of the mother-in-law). It was built by the first secretary of the regional committee, Sinitsa, so that it was easier for his mother-in-law to visit him. And that is where the bridge got its name. It's also not a joke ;) It became a tradition for newlyweds to hang bridge locks on the railing with their names and throw the keys into the sea. This symbolic gesture is intended to strengthen the alliance and make it unbreakable.
We pass over the bridge and fall into the, "corner of old Odessa". You will see a humpbacked bridge with beautiful openwork lattice.
The citizens of Odessa believe that if you go under it and make a wish it will come true. Immediately notice sculptural decoration, griffin iron art castings, delicate wrought gazebo, and a well that was built 1858. These wells were the main source of drinking water in the city until 1873.
At the intersection with Gogol Street it is impossible not to notice the outlines of architecture from the East. Now it is a building with administrative offices, but it was a Shah's palace in the past, where the Persian Shah lived. The palace is made in oriental style and looks more like a fortress. You cannot pass by this facility without slowing down and admire its exotic design.
Do not forget to stroll on the Gogol Street to house number 5, where you are greeted by a magnificent ensemble at the home with many Atlas and itís also one of the business cards of Odessa. It was built in 1901. The house belonged to Baron-Pfalz Fein, also known as the founder of Askania Nova.